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The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English

The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English

Автор/составитель: Henry Hitchings
Издательство: Hodder&Stoughton

Communication is essential to our lives, but how often do we stop to think about where the words we use have come from? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, French or Dutch? Try admiral, landscape and marmalade just for starters. "The Secret Life of Words" is a wide-ranging account not only of the history of English, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change and remind us of our turbulent past. Henry Hitchings delves into our promiscuous language and reveals how and why it has absorbed words from more than 350 other languages many originating from the most unlikely of places, such as shampoo from Hindi and kiosk from Turkish.

From the Norman Conquest to the present day, Hitchings narrates the story of English as an archive of our human experience and uncovers the secrets behind everyday words. This is a celebration of our language; after reading it, you will never again take the words we use for granted.

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дата выпуска2 апреля 2009 г. 
языканглийский
количество томов1
количество страниц448 стр.
переплетмягкий
ISBN978-0-7195-6455-0
возрастная категория18+ (нет данных)
код системы скидок25
код в My-shop.ru559939
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